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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 18th 2009
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 19, 2009 NEWS Nominate your unsung hero now IN a first for our community newspapers, the annual Pride of Australia medal program launches today and needs your help to find the countless people who embody Australian values such as bravery, compassion and give selflessly to their fellow Australians with little or no recog- nition. These unsung heroes could be your friend, workmate, neighbour, your child's teacher, the local police officer or firefighter or simply someone who makes a difference and has made your community a better place to live. Ten sterling silver Pride of Australia medals will be awarded across 10 categories that celebrate and honour values and attributes such as bravery, courage, leader- ship, community spirit, compassion and hard work. The Pride of Australia medal is a national award program that will culminate for the first time in a national ceremony and a television project. Winners will first be recognised and honoured at a special ceremony event held in their relevant state and territory in July 2009. Short-listed nominations will be judged by a panel of local community leaders and senior representatives from News Limited newspapers in each state and territory and the winners will be announced in that newspaper. The nomination period opened Sunday, March 15, and will close at 5pm, Monday, April 13. For more information or to make a nomination see the coupon below or go to www.prideofaustralia.com.au Morning tea helps bridge the gap CANADA Bay Council is inviting residents to a morning tea to celebrate Harmony Day on Thursday, March 26. The guest speaker is the Community Relations Commission commissioner Ezel Jupiter, who will speak about the principles of multiculturalism in Australia and the work of her organisation. Katrien Pickles from The Smith Family will talk about the settlement of newly- arrived migrants and refugees in the Inner West. More than 31.7 per cent of the Canada Bay community were born overseas and 24.8 per cent are from non-English speaking back- grounds. For details or to reserve your place at the morning tea, phone 9911 6523. SIP AND CELEBRATE AT CANADA BAY'S TEA FESTIVAL! Event info 9911 6555 or www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au 12pm - 4pm, Sunday 29 March, McIlwaine Park, Rhodes • Access from Concord Road • Free parking available but please walk, cycle or use public transport to travel to Bay Day where possible • This is a smoke-free event • Please recycle and use bins correctly A free tea festival for the whole family, Bay Day celebrates tea's history in Canada Bay and the way different cultures love and enjoy one of the world's most popular beverages. Presented by Principal Sponsor • Tea garden with tea ceremonies, displays and tea inspired food • Tea leaf reading • Kids performers and activities in the Little Tea Party • Tasting and Products in the Tea Market and the World Tea Tent • Family entertainment on the Main Stage PRIDE OF AUSTRA LIA nominate an unsung hero today www.prideofaustralia.com.au pride ofaustralia medal2009TM Outstanding Bravery Medal: For an Australian, or group of Australians, who, through their act/s of bravery, helped save or attempted to save a life/lives or have overcome personal adversity through determination and strength of character. Emergency Services Medal: To recognise a member or members (professional or volunteer) of the police, fire, ambulance, coastguard, air rescue service who work, or have worked, on the frontline to protect the community. Community Spirit Medal: To recognise an individual or a group whose selfless and largely unacknowledged actions have enriched the lives of those around them in their community. Child of Courage: A child 14 years or under who has helped save, or attempted to save, the life of another or overcome personal adversity through strength of character. Young Leader Medal: A person under 25 years who has advanced a community, or will advance a community, through academic or personal endeavours. Care and Compassion Medal: To recognise a professional or volunteer carer or group, nurse or member of the medical profession who has made a significant improvement to the lives of those around them. Inspiration Medal: To recognise a member of our teaching profession in primary or secondary school, State or Independent, who has been truly inspiring. Environment Medal: For an Australian or group of Australians whose actions prove that by making one degree of difference to their local environment, people can make a difference to the broader community. Fair Go Medal: For an Australian permanent resident or citizen, born overseas, who has enriched Australia through their honesty, hard work and willingness to embrace their new home. Serving Australia Medal: For an Australian in the defence force, on or off the frontline, who showed extraordinary courage and devotion to duty under extreme circumstances. (Please tick the appropriate category box for your nominee. You may select up to 3 categories, however a nominee can only win one category) prideofaustraliaTMmedalcategories nominationform nominee'sdetails (Details of the person or group you are nominating. Please provide as much information as possible.) Title: Mr Mrs Ms Other Surname: ___________________________ First name: __________________________ Date of birth: ___________________________ (if not known, approximate age) Is the nominee an Australian citizen? Yes No Not sure Nominee's country of birth (if known): _________________ Street Address (or Postal Address): _________________________________________________________________________________ Town/City: ______________________________________________ State: ____________________ Postcode: __________________ Phone (if known): (H) ____________________________ (W) ____________________________ Mobile: __________________________ Please tick this box if you are nominating two or more people in the Outstanding Bravery, Emergency Services, Community Spirit, Care and Compassion or Environment categories. (Please attach additional nominees on a separate piece of paper) Tell us in at least 100 words about your monimee and why they deserve a prideofaustraliaTMmedal. How have they inspired you or contributed to your life or the lives of others in the community? (Please write or type on a separate A4 sheet of paper and attach it firmly to this form). How did you find out about the prideofaustraliaTMmedal? ___________________________________________________________ nominator'sdetails (Your details) Title: Mr Mrs Ms Other Surname: ___________________________ First name: __________________________ Street Address (or Postal Address): _________________________________________________________________________________ Town/City: ______________________State: ___________ Postcode: ___________ Email: ___________________________________ Phone: (H) _____________________________ (W) _______________________ Mobile: ______________________________________ Please tick this box if you do not wish to be identified as the nominator to the nominee. Please tick this box if you do not wish to be contacted in future years in relation to the prideofaustraliaTMmedal. Please tick this box to confirm you have read Rules of Entry. Signed: _________________________ Date: __________________ (nominator) NOMINATIONS CLOSE 5pm, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009. Send the completed form and additional documentation to: prideofaustraliaTMmedal 2009, PO Box 206, Eastern Suburbs MC, NSW, 2004. Or you can nominate someone online at www.prideofaustralia.com.au Should you require help with your nomination please call 1800 888 831 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. You will need to read the Rules of Entry carefully which are available at the website listed above or by calling 1800 888 831 to request a copy.
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